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What is YMUN?

YIRA’s premier Model UN Conference, YMUN brings together more than 1,800 delegates from over 40 countries, connecting youth with Yale, New Haven, and each other.

YMUN’S Mission: Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow

  • Learn today: YMUN strives to create a dynamic and engaging committee experience for delegates of all skill levels through:

    • Comprehensive chair recruitment and preparation to ensure committee chairs are passionate educators ready to be proactive with delegates

    • Online pre-conference and personal in-conference training

  • Lead tomorrow: YMUN hopes to leave delegates with a greater awareness of global issues, equipped with the tools and motivation to make a difference through:

  • Keynote speakers

  • Partnership with non-profit organizations

  • Out-of-committee learning initiatives

Engagement With Yale

YMUN is hosted directly on Yale’s beautiful campus, allowing delegates and advisors to experience a number of unique ways to engage with everything the university has to offer. Some of these opportunities include:

  • Yale Day, where delegates and advisors can attend lectures by Yale professors, explore campus on a guided tour, attend workshops led by student groups and more.

  • The Global Exchange Program, an application-only program for highly motivated delegates which allows them to grapple with pressing international relations issues in seminars taught by some of Yale’s most distinguished faculty.

  • The Yale Showcase, a symposium where delegates and advisors can see a number of Yale’s extraordinary performance groups show off their many talents.

get involved

YMUN is a great way to gain experience both organizing a major model United Nations conference and leading delegates through complex international challenges. Two ways to get involved this year are by Vice-Chairing a committee or serving as an Assistant Secretary General (ASG). No prior model UN experience is needed and the applications can be found below.

The YMUN Vice Chair Application is due Friday, October 1st and can be found here

The YMUN Assistant Secretary General Application is due Sunday, September 16th and can be found here

Discover More

YMUN Website: ymun-yira.org

YMUN Secretary-General: secgen@ymun.org

YMUN Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/yalemun/